Problem Drinking May Make Hospital Infections More Deadly
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients with
alcohol use disorders who develop health care-associated infections
are more likely to die from the infections, have longer hospital
stays and higher hospital costs than those without alcohol
disorders, a new study finds.
Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain
why people feel embarrassed when they observe other people's flaws
and social transgressions, whether in real life, on television or
on the Internet.
Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar
THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest research to
test the concept of an artificial pancreas for the management of
type 1 diabetes, British researchers report that they were able to
improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of dangerous low
blood sugars overnight.
Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists who
completed the world's first "whole-exome sequencing" of melanoma
say their accomplishment will improve the ability to diagnose and
treat the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- It's possible that a blood
test could be used to predict the risk of cancer spreading, or
metastasizing, in people who have melanoma skin cancer, a new study